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0 Junior Reporters go behind the scenes at The Banff Centre Children’s Festival

What do you get when you combine popcorn, a ladder, glue, a smoking film projector & a hilarious performer? Tom Flanagan performing his crazy clown moves in Kaput! Kaput is a funny mix of comedy and acrobatics for all ages. By using simple props, a silent movie concept and lots of action that involves his audience, words are not required in this performance to make everyone laugh.

0 Magic in the Mountains. A guest post by Michael Greyeyes

This year, our company, Signal Theatre was invited to the Banff Playwrights Colony. Brian Quirt, the Director of the Colony, has expanded the notion of writing here at The Banff Centre to include interdisciplinary writing — which in our case, means movement. Dance. I wrote words too. Words, intertwined with that movement.

0 Sitting with nothing. A guest post by Jeff Ho

My time at Banff has transformed me to know that it is in moments of peace, of feeling empty, of patience, of “sitting,” that we are often learning, absorbing and experiencing the most. I leave Banff with a first draft of my play, new friends and mentors, and a necessity for a lactose-free diet. Most importantly, I now know that it is possible to sit with nothing, till nothing is something.

0 I destroyed the play again… A guest post by Joanna Garner

The pattern was: Write 2/3. Sit with it. Revisit it. Hate it. Throw it all away. Jose Rivera said, “Often, writer’s block happens to you because somewhere in your work you’ve lied to yourself and your subconscious won’t let you go any further until you’ve gone back, erased the lie, stated the truth and started over.”

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